Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This week’s all-Brecht link dump is brought to you by posters for Bertolt Brecht’s play Mother Courage and her Children.

Aussie production, 1992. Did you know Eric Bentley is still alive???
Polish production, 1968.
A Mexican production.
Mother Courage poster
Scottish production. A lot of posters use the wagon motif.
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East German production, 1981.
Brazil, 2014. Still with the wagon. 
New Zealand, ’14. It’s like that Obama poster and the poster for Private Benjamin had a baby. With Patton watching.
She’s angry because she’s in Kokkola, Finland.
Indonesian adaptation from 2013.



A little bit about Brecht

Shakespeare, Brecht and Galileo

Learning from Bertolt Brecht

Brecht: Contradictions as a Method

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life

The theatre according to Brecht

Tales of Mr. Keuner by…Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht’s plays

The Quest for Bertolt Brecht (I hope it’s epic!)

Baal in New York (hehe)

Kushner translates Brecht

Brecht’s Antigone

Some of his unfinished works.

His literary devices.

There is an International Brecht Society.It has a blog.

In Auckland.

Brecht in Practice

Yeah, I wish high schools would produce Mother Courage, too.

Making the familiar strange

Mother Courage in Cairo

The Caucasian Chalk Circle in LA

A very unusual Brecht-inspired art project in Augsburg.

Lynn Nottage’s adaptation of Mother Courage

Christmas 2014 offered a Bertolt Brecht doll.

Seems they don’t have it now, but maybe if you ask nicely…


That time Frida Kahlo wrote down the German lyrics to Brecht’s Mack the Knife. It seems the image of Kahlo’s diary is gone, so here it is:

Kahlo’s diary. 

Speaking of diaries, American playwright David Hansen shares an old journal entry regarding a Brecht play.

Possibly the most arrogant director ever stages a terrible preview for Mother Courage.

BTW, the Guardian’s drama blog was smoking Prozac back in May 2008:

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Don’t bash BrechtWhy Brecht is best and Time for curtain to fall on Brecht all appeared with 8 days of each other. Weird.

That time a high school theatre in Namibia performed Brecht.

And now it’s music time…

German actress-singer with Mackie Messer from 1963:


Indonesian singer Ermy Kulit with Mack the Knife:


American operatic soprano Angel Blue sings Surabaya Johnny.


That’s it for now.

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